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Space Monkeys - The Sad Story

Before humans went into space, several animals were launched into space, including numerous monkeys, so that scientists could investigate the biological effects of space travel. The United States launched monkey flights primarily between 1948-1961 with one flight in 1969 and one in 1985. France launched two monkey space flights in 1967. The Soviet Union and Russia launched monkeys between 1983 and 1996. Most monkeys were anesthetized before lift-off. Thirty-two monkeys flew in the space program;...

Interesting Facts About Recycling

SOME INTERESTING RECYCLING FACTS Did you know that:   * Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the average dustbin could be recycled? * The unreleased energy contained in the average dustbin each year could power a television for 5,000 hours? Err, ok maybe not the best use for it but better than adding to the waste mountain :-) * On average, around 16% of the money you spend on a product pays for the packaging, which ultimately ends up as rubbish? * As much as 50% of the was...

World Day Against Speciesism: June 5

We ill-treat and kill hundreds of millions of animals each day. In order to justify that, we have convinced ourselves that their lives and sufferings are not worth much: "they are just animals!" However, animals are sensitive beings that also want to avoid suffering and that wish to enjoy their lives. Just like humans.

Why Should I Recycle

Clothing made from recycled materials has begun to weave its way into our lives -sometimes without people even realizing it.   Next time you snuggle up in a fleece jacket, you could be cuddling up with a couple of dozen old soda bottles. That's because synthetic fleece is made from polyester, and polyester is spun plastic.

Vivisection - The Untold Truth

Every year millions of animals are harmfuly used as tools in education. This use is still widespread in many educational environments, and it is not exactly known how many animals are killed for this reason. The estimated figures run into tens of millions.

Vivisection In South Africa

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SOUTH AFRICAN “ETHICS COMMITTEES”: RUBBER STAMPING VIVISECTION   South Africans have no idea about the vivisection industry in South Africa because policy makers and legislators are totally silent on this issue and seem to be protecting the industry from what should be normal transparent and accountable practices in a democratic country. This has to be seen within the context of a general lack of delivery and implementation by the current government. Our governance and leaders...

How Disgusting....

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This website reads as follows. See here. The horrid advert reads: Eat Live Monkey Brains! In Pingxiang, Guangxi, It Really Exists!

Some Of The Birds On The Monkeyland Forest

A few of the species of birds commonly found at Monkeyland are listed below: Knysna Loerie Tauraco corythaix These beautiful birds are also known as the Knysna Tauraco. The red feathers on the Knysna Loerie’s wings are more noticeble in flight. Their call is a trumpet-like ‘woop woop’, followed by a growling ‘korr, korr’. They mainly eat fruit and build their nests from sticks.

Story Time - The Monkey And The Crocodile

Monkey and Crocodile: Some time long ago, Crocodile and Monkey were very great friends. Crocodile lived in the river and Monkey lived on a tree which was there at the bank of the river. One day, Crocodile invited Monkey to his home for a feast. However, Monkey asked Crocodile how he could reach his home and yet he did not know how to swim. "Aaa! That is no problem!" Crocodile told Monkey. "I'll just carry you on my back and swim with you!"

Throw A Monkey Theme Party For Kids

Sometimes it seems like kids are like little monkeys, always climbing around, kidding about, making jokes and overall looking for mischief. So let them bring out their innner monkey with this fun theme party that can be used for a birthday party, or any time your kids want to hang out with their friends.

Interview By Alan Aspinal At Monkeyland 2003

Alan: ‘Today we are interviewing Tony Blignaut, the CEO of Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary here in Plettenberg Bay: Hello Tony, quite a place you have here, whatever motivated you to start a sanctuary like this?’ Tony ‘Thank you Alan, yes it is indeed! The motivation was born out of my concern for the plight of primates". I am convinced that not enough is being done to protect primates.’

Think Ecological

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Think Ecological

You Should Read This If You Love Animals - By Kristen Hall

What's so bad about Animal Testing? By: Kristen Hall

World's Police Unite For Environmental Crime Crackdown

DOHA, Qatar, November 16, 2010 (ENS) - The police agencies of the world are supporting INTERPOL's Environmental Crime Programme in an historic display of consensus. Delegates attending INTERPOL's General Assembly in Doha, Qatar last week voted unanimously in favor of a resolution encouraging greater global policing efforts to stem environmental crimes.

Gabon Arrests 5 Found With Ape Heads, Body Parts

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in Central Africa have arrested five people who were found with the heads of 12 chimpanzees and an endangered gorilla in a seizure that officials said Thursday was the largest of its kind in a decade.

Himachal High Court Stays Monkey Culling

Shimla (Jan 6): The Himachal Pradesh High Court today put on hold the state government’s decision to issue permits to farmers to shoot monkeys that have been destroying their crops and fruits.

What Is Cites?

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

International Year Of Forests Dawns With Hope For Conservation

NEW YORK, New York, February 2, 2011 (ENS) - Forests for People is the theme of the UN's International Year of Forests 2011 - launched at a ceremony today at UN Headquarters in New York attended by world leaders, Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai and forest experts.

Rwanda Pledges Nationwide Forest Landscape Restoration

NEW YORK, New York, February 4, 2011 (ENS) - The African country of Rwanda, torn by civil war in the 1990s, has vowed to achieve country-wide restoration of its degraded soil, water, land and forest resources during the next 25 years.

Victory: No More Animal Testing For Lipton!

Victory! I'm thrilled to announce that after more than 40,000 people worldwide, including supporters like you, took action against the makers of Lipton tea and after representatives from PETA and our affiliates in India and Europe flew to London to meet with Unilever—the world's largest tea maker including the Lipton and PG tips brands - the company has agreed to end all non-required animal testing for their teas and tea-based beverages worldwide.